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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-04-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,953
Posted By FentonC
do you include edging in your weekly price?

Do you include edging in your weekly price or do you charge extra when it needs to be done?
Forum: General Talk 07-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,336
Posted By FentonC
That is great! Thanks for sharing that!

That is great! Thanks for sharing that!
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,785
Posted By FentonC
I would get at least 50% up front. There is...

I would get at least 50% up front. There is nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-22-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,869
Posted By FentonC
The guy has to be lying about the $20 per service...

The guy has to be lying about the $20 per service from the previous service provider. There is absolutely no profit at what he is asking for.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-22-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,745
Posted By FentonC
I also have an echo trimmer with the speed feed...

I also have an echo trimmer with the speed feed trimmer head. I am very pleased with it so far. Just on a side note, remember to use 89 octane or better for the trimmer, I have heard of others having...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-15-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,358
Posted By FentonC
Welcome! This is a great place to do research and...

Welcome! This is a great place to do research and to get good feedback for your new business. What kind of advertising are you doing? Do you have any clients yet?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-03-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,432
Posted By FentonC
what is the typical month that apartments...

what is the typical month that apartments buildings, stores and other facilities open the bidding? I also want to get into the commercial side for lawn care and snow plowing.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,276
Posted By FentonC
best sheers for trimming bushes?

I have some experience from when I was young trimming bushes and trees. It has been a while. What is a quality brand sheer that performs well for cutting bushes?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 06-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,865
Posted By FentonC
going rate for 3500 sq ft lawn?

What do all of you charge for a 3500 square foot lawn? Also has about 300 feet of trimming.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-25-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,917
Posted By FentonC
Got money, bought a used 52" Great Dane Surfer...

Got money, bought a used 52" Great Dane Surfer 2006 model with 245 hours on it for $3000 from a trusted source. Is in great shape
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-25-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,917
Posted By FentonC
Wow, interesting customers! Where is your service...

Wow, interesting customers! Where is your service area?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-25-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,917
Posted By FentonC
got first contract! and 2 more coming

Today I signed my first contract with a customer! $40 a cut in a very nice neighborhood. Let size is about .25 acres and I can get my large zero turn mower in the backyard.

Also talked to 2 other...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-15-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,384
Posted By FentonC
Where is a good place to get replacement parts...

Where is a good place to get replacement parts for my 2006 Great Dane Surfer? I heard they are harder find.
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 06-13-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,333
Posted By FentonC
That is a great setup!

That is a great setup!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 06-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,110
Posted By FentonC
I am new to the lawn care business, however I...

I am new to the lawn care business, however I have 2 mentors that have their own lawn care business and have very nice websites and do SEO. They got a ton of jobs and contracts from their websites....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,384
Posted By FentonC
the one I am getting is a 2006 model. who was...

the one I am getting is a 2006 model. who was manufacturing them during this time?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-12-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,384
Posted By FentonC
Great Dane Surfer mower

Anybody have experience about Great Dane mowers? I am getting a 52" Great Dane Surfer with only 245 hours on it. Do these mowers have any typical problems?

Thanks
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,045
Posted By FentonC
trac vac question

I'm getting a Great Dane Surfer zero turn 52" riding mower as my first mower! The guy I am buying it from also has a trac vac that he use to use for a Lesco 48" walk behind mower. The only thing is...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 05-22-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,777
Posted By FentonC
Go swimming in a pool. This is by far the best...

Go swimming in a pool. This is by far the best thing for your back. I know people that have had horrible back pain and tried everything including a chiropractor on a regular basis but none of them...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-22-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,543
Posted By FentonC
ok, maybe it is a stupid question, lol. You can...

ok, maybe it is a stupid question, lol. You can obviously tell I don't have experience with these kinds of trailers.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-22-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,543
Posted By FentonC
lol, I was only asking because I haven't been...

lol, I was only asking because I haven't been able to find out the load capacity of the rear door on different manufacturer trailers. I've seen some trailers rear doors that aren't to sturdy. Do you...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-22-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,814
Posted By FentonC
It doesn't have a plow and it never has had one....

It doesn't have a plow and it never has had one. Here is a link to it:

http://www.rochesterford.com/vehicle-details/2001-ford-super-duty-f-250-xlt-w-rochester-mn-id-2811220

Do you think the extra...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-22-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,543
Posted By FentonC
which enclosed trailer is best?

The 2 manufacturers that I know of for enclosed trailer are Haulmark and Wells. Which one is the most reliable? Also, is it best to go with a double back door with separate ramps or with a single...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,814
Posted By FentonC
Good Truck? 2001 Ford F-250 5.4 V8

I found a very good deal on a 2001 Ford F-250 4x4 with the 5.4 liter V8 and automatic transmission. It is the extended cab and long bed. It has 154000 miles on it. The dealership is asking 5990. Are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,630
Posted By FentonC
Hello from Minneapolis area

Hi everyone,

I have recently decided that I want to start a lawn care service and snow plow service. I have been doing some research and reading on the forum here and have some questions.

I...
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